IBD Newsweek Oct 14, 2013

Hello, I am pleased to announce a new video series called The WANTED: Crohn’s End IBD Newsweek. It is a weekly video recapping interesting news and happenings within the inflammatory bowel disease world.

Watch the first episode below. Please like, share, and comment so that I know there is demand for me to continue making these.

Links to the News:
Coronado’s TSO fails – http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/14/us-coronadobiosciences-crohnsdiseasedrug-idUSBRE99D0AR20131014

Biome Reconstitution Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/BiomeReconstitution/

Tara Rosas’ Free Training Call – http://crohnsbabe.com/free-holiday-training-2013/

Sean Ahrens featured on SFGate.com – http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Patients-share-tips-online-for-managing-diseases-4898665.php NOTE: If the link is not working, please drag your cursor to select it, or right click and choose Copy URL/Copy Link Location, and then paste it into your browser.

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Hello, I’m your host, Reid Bryant Kimball and I am pleased to welcome you to the first edition of the WANTED: Crohn’s End IBD Newsweek. In the following episode I will present to you news stories from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease world.

Welcome back! Before we begin, for those of you who don’t know who I am, I’d like to introduce myself.

I’m your host, Reid. I am the director of my video production company Sparkplug Creations and I am producing my documentary, WANTED: Crohn’s End.

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1997 at the age of 17. Over the years I have become an empowered patient and use alternative treatments to manage my condition. My documentary is about empowered patients who use controversial alternative treatments when nothing else works.

You can follow my work at crohnsend.com, Facebook, Twitter, and this YouTube channel. Please, subscribe, and share. Because sharing, is caring.

Let’s get on with the IBD news for the week of Oct 14-18, 2013.

This week we learned that Coronado’s bowel disease treatment failed during a study. Coronado is a Massachusetts based company researching and developing a helminthic therapy that uses the pig whipworm parasite called TSO, which is thought to modulate a patient’s immune system back to health.

News that their study failed to show TSO was better than a placebo caused their stock to drop as fast as an IBD patient’s pants during a flare.

During a flare, not a fling, a flare!

A new Facebook group was started by my friend Donna Beales, called Biome Reconstitution.

It is a private closed group, moderated by medical librarians and is dedicated to discussion of the broadening implications of research on the current epidemic of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and their relationship to radical alterations in our way of living in the 21st century.

Lots of interesting discussions already happening, so please check it out by clicking the link in the description below this video.

Tara Rosas who runs a blog called, “Crohn’sBabe.com” is a health coach and this Oct. 24th at 5p PST (8p EST) she is hosting a free training called “4 Steps to Flare-Free Holidays”.

The holidays are always rife with stress and gastronomic seductions. Be safe this holiday season and take advantage of this free training call.

I’ve gotten to know Tara while interviewing her for my documentary and she’s a wonderful person who was profoundly impacted by her experiences with Crohn’s and ultimately overcame it. Now her passion is helping others overcome their IBD.

Sean Ahrens, software designer and programmer who created the fantastic IBD patient focused social network, Crohnology.com, was featured on SFGate.com this week.

The article describes how his struggles with Crohn’s disease inspired him to create the website, which I believe is poised to revolutionize patient care.

BTW: I interviewed Sean for my documentary. If you haven’t tried crohnology.com, you must do that right now! But don’t forget to subscribe before you leave.

There you have it, thank you for watching this week’s edition of the WANTED: Crohn’s End IBD Newsweek. Links to these stories appear below this video in the description.

Please subscribe, and share this video, that’s how I will know if there’s demand for me to continue making these videos.

Tune in next week, for another episode of interesting news and happenings in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease world.

I’m your host Reid Bryant Kimball, and remember my friends, stay colonized.

Stay colonized,

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